Amazon’s first Fallout trailer welcomes you to the wasteland


It hits all the notes that Fallout fans have come to expect.

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War never changes — and neither do the vibes in Fallout. After a bit of teasing, Amazon just released the first teaser trailer for its live-action adaption of Fallout, and it starts out a lot like the games: a vault dweller leaves the comfort of their home to explore the dangerous postapocalyptic wasteland outside. And boy, are things dangerous.

This time around, the vault dweller is named Lucy (Yellowjackets’ Ella Purnell), and she experiences a lot of the series’ key moments in the short trailer. That means horribly mutated animals, slapped-together cities, the militant Brotherhood of Steel, vault uprisings, some Wild West shootouts, and a very good dog who is also a killer. And of course, there are the classic tunes — in this case, it’s Nat King Cole’s “I Don’t Want To See Tomorrow.” The show is set 200 years after the apocalypse; the trailer actually ends with the nuclear explosion that changes the world for good.

The series also stars Walton Goggins as a ghoul, Aaron Moten as Maximus, and a number of other familiar faces like Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Zach Cherry (Severance). Here are a few new character posters that, importantly, suggest the dog will play a big role:

Outside of the cast, Westworld’s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are serving as executive producers, as is Bethesda boss Todd Howard.

Fallout was officially announced way back in 2020, but it wasn’t until last year that Amazon really started teasing it. Earlier this week, the streamer revealed the first proper images of the show. Fallout starts streaming on Prime Video on April 12th — making it the first major new Fallout story since the online game Fallout 76 in 2018 (or 2015’s Fallout 4, if you only count single-player games). Bethesda, meanwhile, has been working on other universes, including its sci-fi epic Starfield.

This post was originally published on The Verge

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